Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The Draft 2015 Federal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (FSTIP) is now available for your review and comment at the following link: www.dot.ca.gov/hq/transprog/oftmp.htm.
The 2015 FSTIP is a federally mandated document prepared by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) every two years in cooperation with the metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and the regional transportation planning agencies. It contains identified phases of all capital and non-capital transportation projects prioritized to receive federal funding under Titles 23 and 49 of the United States Code during federal fiscal years 2014/15 through 2017/18. This document also includes regionally significant projects regardless of their funding source. Each of the state’s eighteen MPOs prepares a Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP), which includes a listing of projects within that MPO’s boundary. The FSTIP references these FTIPs and includes a listing of projects in rural areas outside of MPOs’ boundaries.
The public review and comment period for the Draft 2015 FSTIP begins on October 7, 2014 and closes on October 28, 2014. Please email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or send comments to the address provided below by October 28, 2014:
MTC adopted the 2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for Plan Bay Area and the 2015 TIP on September 24, 2014. The documents are available here. The 2015 TIP has been forwarded to Caltrans to be included in the Draft 2015 Federal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (FSTIP).
MTC adopted the 2013 TIP on July 18, 2013.
The federally required Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a comprehensive listing of Bay Area surface transportation projects that are to receive federal funding or are subject to a federally required action, or are considered regionally significant for air quality conformity purposes. The TIP covers a six-year period and must be financially constrained by year, meaning that the amount of dollars committed to the projects (also referred as “programmed”) must not exceed the amount of dollars estimated to be available. The 2013 TIP includes projects “programmed” in six fiscal years: FY 2012-13, FY 2013-14, FY 2014-15, FY 2015-16, FY 2016-17 and FY 2017-18. The 2013 TIP and accompanying Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis were adopted by the Commission on July 18, 2013. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved them on August 12, 2013
The Draft 2013 TIP and accompanying Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis were released for public review and comment on June 22, 2012, with a public hearing held on July 11, 2012. Responding to comments in September 2012, MTC postponed the final adoption of the new TIP to more closely align with development and adoption of Plan Bay Area. A revised Draft 2013 TIP was released for public review and comment on March 29, 2013. MTC held nine public hearings throughout the Bay Area and the comment period closed on May 3, 2013.
MTC has developed the 2013 TIP and Conformity Analysis in cooperation with the county Congestion Management Agencies, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), individual cities, counties, transit operators, and other project sponsors, and in consultation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). All projects included in the TIP are consistent with the long-range Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Plan Bay Area.
Per federal conformity regulations, the TIP, along with Plan Bay Area, was analyzed by MTC to determine if it is consistent with or conforms to the approved federal State Implementation Plan (SIP), or meets other emissions tests for criteria pollutants and precursors for which the Bay Area air basin is designated as a nonattainment or maintenance area. This includes ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide and fine particulate matter.
The 2013 TIP contains approximately 880 projects totaling about $16.9 billion. The TIP is also financially constrained. Please find below the TIP and conformity documentation.
Copies of the 2013 TIP and Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis are available for public review at the MTC-ABAG Library, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, and at major public libraries (PDF) in each of the nine Bay Area counties.
Fund Sources Programmed in the TIP
The 2013 TIP programs transportation funding
from a wide variety of sources. The fund
sources can be categorized as
The detailed list of funding sources is listed below:
Grouped Listing or Lump Sum Project Lists
Federal regulations allow MPOs to group or combine projects that are not considered to be of appropriate scale for individual listing. Such projects may be grouped by function, work type or geographical area and must be consistent with the exempt project classification contained in EPA’s “Transportation Conformity Regulations (40 CFR part 93).” Such grouped projects are often referred to as “Lump Sum Projects Listings.” Once grouped, the MPO is required to maintain outside of the TIP, a detail list of the projects contained in each group.
Federal Funding ObligationsFederal funding obligation details are listed by year, and by federal funding source. The list also includes bicycle and pedestrian facilities in compliance with the SAFETEA requirements.
Fund Management System (FMS)
The Fund Management System (FMS) is an online application that allows the public and MTC partners to search for projects based on different search criteria. The FMS application also allows MTC partners to propose modifications to existing projects or to propose new projects for inclusion into the regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
Title VI Complaint Procedure
As a recipient of federal dollars, MTC is required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ensure that services and benefits are provided on a non-discriminatory basis. MTC has in place a Title VI Complaint Procedure that outlines a process for local disposition of Title VI complaints.
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